<i>The Volcano</i> publishes news for working-class, low income, and Indigenous peoples across British Columbia, Canada. The newspaper is printed and distributed four times a year, and also maintains a web presence at <a href=”http://thevolcano.org”>thevolcano.org</a>. Each week <i>The Volcano</i> publishes an online newsletter with articles and updates on events, actions, and politics around British Columbia and beyond.

Recent Volcano Articles

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  • Are ‘Behavioural Agreements’ the latest attack on the rights of Supportive Housing residents? January 14, 2021
    When Coast Mental Health first took over operation of the Alouette Heights Supportive Housing building in 2018, they tried to convince the existing residents to sign away their tenancy rights with a new housing agreement. Many tenants refused. Now Coast is trying again. Mike moved into Alouette Heights from the Cliff Avenue tent city a […]
    Ivan Drury
  • Lying landlord uses legal loopholes to evict tenants to the streets January 12, 2021
    Evicted during COVID-19 Two Surrey tenants were made homeless after their unscrupulous landlord lied to the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB) in order to send bailiffs to their door. Roommates Brandon and Natasha received an eviction notice on November 7th for failure to pay rent. They responded by paying their rent within the five-day deadline dictated […]
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  • The Volcano’s Top 12 of 2020 January 12, 2021
    The year 2020 was a whirlwind: the #ShutDownCanada movement in defence of Wet’suwet’en sovereignty, the global crisis of COVID-19, the George Floyd Uprising, elections in British Columbia and the USA, and record-breaking overdose deaths.  The Volcano is affiliated with Red Braid Alliance for Decolonial Socialism and currently all of our editors are also organizers. Red […]
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  • Stop framing tent cities for murder January 7, 2021
    Wanda Stopa was a founding member of Sanctuary Tent City, a camp in a wooded area off of King George Boulevard in Surrey. Sanctuary Tent City survived for almost a year, until the City of Surrey bulldozed the camp at the end of November 2019. An edited version of this letter was published by the […]
    Wanda Stopa
  • Two observations about the 2020 BC election January 7, 2021
    To hear the CBC coverage, you’d think the NDP victory in the recent BC election means a ringing mandate for a social justice agenda and a refutation of the law and order, safe streets, anti-drug user revanchism of the BC Liberals and Andrew Wilkinson. Political scientist Max Cameron, in an election post-mortem in The Tyee, […]
    Ivan Drury
  • Introduction to “Red Reports”: A Weekly Archive of Red Braid Organizing December 23, 2020
    Red Braid members do the great majority of our organizing work out of the public eye, in the spaces of community struggles. We refer to this work as supporting the struggles of our social base. We have met groups in the US who refer to this sort of organizational strategy as “basebuilding.” Red Braid is […]
    Ivan Drury
  • Tenants Fear a “Return to Normal”: Resisting Evictions during and after the Pandemic December 18, 2020
    As governments announce the roll-out of vaccines in the new year, both politicians and corporations are promising a return to normal as quickly as possible. This is especially true when it comes to housing, where after a brief pause the eviction machine is whirring back into life once again.  In September the BC NDP announced […]
    Sean Phipps

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